In my work I hybridize language and daydreams through what I regard as “assisted found objects.” My particular interest in found objects derives from my childhood experiences when I projected my imagination onto ordinary things encountered in my daily life, transforming them into my toys when my real toys were out of reach. An eraser became butter, a tape dispenser a snail…I had a magical time creating my toys.
I love puns. Making sculpture is like playing at the intersection of images, materials, structures and language. Sculpture can be so slapstick at times and it’s important I find ways of weaving my sense of humor into the structures I make. It is like making three-dimensional emojis. Symbols stack and stretch telling pictographic stories whose narratives change according to order.
Ling-lin Ku is a U.S. based, Taiwan born mixed media artist currently lives and works in Brooklyn. She received her BFA from Virginia Commonwealth University in the U.S. and a bachelor degree of law from Taiwan before she relocated in the U.S. Her work has been selected into juried shows in Gallery 5, Yellow Zone, and Anderson Gallery in Richmond, VA.